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Once just fields and farmland, the Pleasant Plains neighborhood of today offers diversity and affordability. This central DC community is mostly residential, but it’s also home to Howard University, and more recently, plans to bring in some new development.

Many of its residents today are tied to the university. Its history, however, stretches back generations.

Pleasant Plains gains its namesake from a large estate of the same name. The massive property was eventually sold off, divided into suburbs, and annexed by the city.

These days, neighborhood streets are still lined by two-level, Wardman-style rowhouses, but you’ll also now find some newer construction condos for buyers to choose from. Still, Pleasant Plains offers the advantage of

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You’ve probably heard of them, but have you ever wondered how some of DC’s neighborhoods got their names? From tropical islands to smog, it seems DC neighborhoods all have a story of their own.

Pleasant Plains

Sure, it brings to mind a “pleasant” place to live, and that may be exactly what led to the name Pleasant Plains in the first place. Back in the 1700s it’s said that a farmer bought up a large amount of undeveloped land where the neighborhood now sits. His family named part of their estate Pleasant Plains, which it remains to this day.


Kalorama may sound unusual to some, but that’s because it’s Greek. Kalorama actually means beautiful view in Greek. A poet in the early 1800s coined the name for the house he lived in because

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Founded 150 years ago, Howard University has been part of the DC area for generations. As it continues its legacy as one of the nation’s top historically black colleges, the neighborhood around the campus is changing.

Once residing in a primarily working-class area of African American residents, an influx of new residents has begun to change the racial makeup of the neighborhood. The area is also changing visually.

Some of the older, more rundown properties that once existed within the community have since been replaced by new locations, including coffee shops and bike shares. The area’s also experienced a rise in property values over recent years.

Howard University is now trying to capitalize on some of those rising prices, leasing land it

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Once home to an early 20th century factory that made some of the world’s earliest helicopters, a prime DC location has been transformed into luxury condominiums, now selling in Pleasant Plains. This unique residential development was formed by combining three old warehouses into one, now appropriately named the Helicopter Factory.

The combined warehouses distinctly offer your choice of 15 units, one of which is an admirable 5,100 square feet of living space, complete with a rooftop deck. Another of the warehouses has been transformed into a unit measuring 2,500 square feet while the remaining homes were constructed where a parking lot once existed with loft-style floor plans complete with industrial style-features and finishes. Those homes each

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While sometimes confused with Columbia Heights, Pleasant Plains is much more than just another central Washington neighborhood, it offers a true sense of community from the homes to nearby Howard University and more. Once mostly farmland, this urban area just to the west of McMillan Reservoir stretches about a mile-and-a-half along Georgia Avenue, and about a half-mile wide.

Lined with two-level row houses the neighborhood is also noted for a number of renovated older homes and emerging condominiums, sold in recent years or currently priced from the high $100,000s to well over one-million. As varied as the neighborhood is, together area residents have joined together to beautify and pay tribute to the unique surroundings, adding local artwork to

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Private investment money is being poured into the Pleasant Plains neighborhood of Northwest DC with its proximity to Howard University as the neighborhood adds residential units, new restaurants, cafes, yogurt and coffee shops.  Businesses are taking advantage of the large daytime and evening populations.  Howard University has a student population of more than 10,000 and 5,000 Howard University Hospital staff.  Numerous retail opportunities and exciting plans combine to increase activity in and surrounding the area around the campus.

Historical homes and townhouses will provide residences for this educational, social and cultural heart of the community around Howard University.  Residents eagerly embrace the neighborhood’s history, and its proximity to

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